Finding the Right Implant Dentist in Gunnison
If you’re looking for dental implant placement, you probably attempted a simple online search. However, with about 3,000 general dentists in the state of Colorado, finding a dentist who will care for you and your smile might be few and far between.
At Gentle Dental, we understand the overwhelming feeling associated with finding the right dentist. That’s why we’ve created this page of tips and other helpful ideas to think about before choosing a dentist.
Consider the Location
As you scour the web, searching for the perfect dentist, be sure to identify where the implant provider is located and whom they serve. Tracking any possible travel expenses is important. How far away is the practice? Can you use public transportation to get there? Does the distance allow you to arrive on-time with your schedule? These are the questions that you should keep in mind when deciding on a practice.
For example, Gentle Dental is located in Gunnison, CO, and proudly serves patients in Gunnison County and other neighboring counties including:
- Pitkin County
- Chaffee County
- Saguache County
- Hinsdale County
- Delta County
- Mesa County
Can Any Dentist Place My Dental Implants?
The short answer is yes, but they need to proper training. Many dental professionals can place dental implants. There are various ways a dentist can learn how to place implants. Some take a simple weekend course, while others attend training programs that could last years.
Dr. Scott Anderson, DDS, has completed a residency with the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute. He’s also recognized as a Fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, which requires 100+ hours of additional implant education before you can be considered and another 100 hours once you’ve been accepted. Furthermore, Dr. Anderson has completed a Fellowship with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a program that requires another 177+ hours of continued dental education and the completion of a comprehensive examination. Dr. Anderson is a proven implant specialist and will make sure you get the care you deserve.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
As you would with any other medical procedure, you should feel comfortable asking the implant dentist questions about the experience, their training, or other inquiries regarding your treatment. A few questions we suggest are:
- How many dental implant procedures have you performed?
- What is your dental implant success rate?
- Do you accept our dental insurance?
- What is your education, training, and any other qualifications?
- What treatment options are available?
- What steps are involved in the dental implant process?
- What can I expect regarding pain and recovery time?
- What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Are there risks associated with the treatment?
Your Gentle Dental Quality Care
Our team of highly trained dental staff uses top-of-the-line equipment and products to produce attractive results for our patients that are meant to last. If you want to smile with confidence again, dental implants could be ideal for your situation. Contact our staff at Gentle Dental to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anderson where he’ll elaborate on your treatment options. Furthermore, if you have questions, like the ones we mentioned above, a consultation is an excellent opportunity to discuss what you’re looking to get out of treatment and what improvements you want to see in your smile.